Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent

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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.

In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.

When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.

Stories by Kitty Felde

California GOP split on ending government shutdown (Updated)

Republicans had argued internally over how to end the government shutdown. California's GOP votes were also divided, almost down the middle.

Can Congress learn to just get along after shutdown battle?

The budget battle in Washington has been like a bitter divorce. How can Democrats and Republicans repair the relationship?

What is Congress doing during the shutdown?

There aren't any tourists on Capitol Hill, and the halls are quiet, but there are plenty of meetings going on behind closed doors.

Congress hears from voters and family on shutdown

There are a lot of grumpy people on Capitol Hill due to the impasse over the budget battle. Folks back home aren't happy either.

Supreme Court to hear Calif. case about Argentina's 'Dirty War'

The High Court has another opportunity to tell the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals it got something wrong, this time on a human rights case involving Mercedes Benz.

Congressman Schiff proposes watchdog for surveillance court

The Glendale Democrat is worried about the lack of oversight over the courts that approve security agencies' requests for phone and email records.

Immigration poll puts pressure on Central Valley lawmakers

California Republicans have been out in front of their party on immigration. Activists are using poll numbers to pressure them to do more.

Furloughed workers picketing at US Capitol against shutdown

Many federal workers see this as an opportunity to clean the rain gutters or see the dentist. One Californian is instead picketing Congress.

Hundreds rally for immigration reform on National Mall

Several hundred people rallied on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a bid to pressure lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

Growers push CA GOP on immigration reform

Thousands are expected to march to the U.S. Capitol Tuesday to push for immigration reform. That message is reinforced by California farmers.

Villaraigosa adds to his post-mayoral resumé

The former LA mayor wanted to work in Washington and now he has his wish: a DC think tank has brought him on board.

Congressional district offices: Who is open for business?

The federal government is shut down. What about the office of your member of Congress?

Shutdown: Why Congress still gets paid; which Calif. lawmakers are declining?

Hundreds of millions of federal employees are scrambling without a paycheck. Not Congress. It's in the Constitution. Is your representative foregoing pay? We have a list.

Capitol lockdown update: Woman killed, 2 officers wounded, child survives (video)

A harrowing vehicle chase began at the White House and ended near the Capitol in Washington, resulting in a gunfight that left a woman dead.

House Democrats unveil immigration reform bill

It's not the comprehensive bill promised from the bipartisan "Gang of Eight," but Democrats remain optimistic this step will lead to a solution.